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Women, Food, and Desire: Embrace Your Cravings, Make Peace with Food, Reclaim Your Body Hardcover – January 6, 2015
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“Desire is the basis for new conception, new growth, new life. We’re born with it. And often talked out of it. When you tap it, you have access to your inner guidance. Women, Food, and Desire will show you how. Sweet.” (Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of New York Times bestsellers WOMEN'S BODIES, WOMEN'S WISDOM and THE WISDOM OF MENOPAUSE)
Women, Food, and Desire is a must read! As a physician fully aware of the impact of our thoughts and food on the waistline, I've waited for a book like this: one that brings together the sensual, emotional, and nutritional. Alexandra Jamieson brilliantly empowers women to face their toxic thoughts and food habits to establish a new relationship with their body and cravings. Her functional nutrition experience and vulnerability shine through each page of the book as she simplifies the path women can take to an embodied, pleasurable, and juicy life. (Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD)
Combining humor and candor with a smart, science-based approach, Alexandra Jamieson helps you develop a healthier, sexier, more vital existence in Women, Food and Desire. With practical, easy-to-implement strategies, she shows you how to transcend obstacles and tap into your deepest purpose. Transformative and life-changing! (JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS, Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Expert, best-selling author of The Virgin Diet)
Finally, someone is giving us permission to embrace our cravings and desires! Alex invites us to take a deep-dive within ourselves and use the cravings we try to avoid to create real transformation. This is an absolute must-read for every woman seeking liberation from being stuck in a world where we’ve been taught to hide our deepest desires! (Cynthia Pasquella, CCN, Bestselling author of PINK Method and The Hungry Hottie Cookbook, Founder of the Institute of Transformational Nutrition)
Get out your highlighter when you read Alexandra's book. Every page is filled with wisdom, wit, and warmth. (Donna Gates, M.Ed., ABAAHP, international best-selling author of The Body Ecology Diet)
Alex Jamieson understands the complexity of our relationship with food and how we can heal ourselves from a lifetime of self-judgment in regard to it. There is deep knowledge and insight in Women, Food, and Desire, and the best part is we are not alone and we can enjoy our lives by understanding this part of ourselves. (Mariel Hemingway, Actress Author Speaker Mother)
"As a theologian, I am intimate with the ways that religious texts have given the body a bad rep. The idea that the flesh is sinful and deceiving has created holy wars for women in their own bodies. Alexandra Jamieson reminds us that Eve was infinitely wise to eat that red apple. Pleasure is a form of soul-nourishment that we need to feel whole, vibrantly alive, and in love with life.This book will detox the shame that has kept you from being in your body. It will let you trust what you truly crave.It will open you to the power of becoming entirely who you are, and it will give you the permission to take action on your deepest desires." (Meggan Watterson, Author of REVEAL: A Sacred Manual For Getting Spiritually Naked)
Women, Food and Desire is a beautiful book that above all else, praises women. It’s filled with sweet words, clear advice, deep thoughts, and timeless wisdom. Alex Jamieson has reached into the heart of the feminine experience when it comes to food, and touched the place where transformation and delight can finally happen. If you’d like to go beyond the usual fare when it comes to nutritional advice, then consider this book a worthy feast. (Marc David, best-selling author and founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating)
Diet industry beware. You are about to be dismantled by the power of self-love. Alexandra Jamieson's approach to women's wellness brings joy and self-acceptance to the thorny issue of desire, that force that makes each of us who we are. (Claire Cavanah, co-founder of Babeland.com)
Pleasure and desire take center stage as the soul-nourishment that we need to finally be truly healthy, whole and alive.In Women, Food & Desire Alexandra Jamieson takes a stand for a woman's vibrant health and calls on you to trust your body and listen to what you truly crave. (Christina Rasmussen, best-selling author of Second Firsts)
Like a perfect meal savored over an evening with good friends, Alexandra’s book offers nourishment, laughter, uh-huh moments, and wisdom— not just about how to feed your body — but how to feed your soul. Her insights and stories invite you back to your truest self, beckoning you to listen …listen... to the deeper inner longings that your cravings can reveal. She illuminates the path to making peace with your body and to living your most authentic life. I guarantee that you will find yourself reflected in her words. This book will give you the tools you need to give your overtired willpower a rest, move beyond blame and shame about cravings and food, and find the true fulfillment you are hungry for. (Dr. Aviva Romm, MD)
“The feminist perspective and focus on self-care, as well as Jamieson’s honesty about her own struggles, create a compelling authenticity. Far from another faddish diet guru, Jamieson guides readers into revolutionizing their entire relationship with food and their bodies.” (Publishers Weekly)
As a physician on the front lines of the sugar wars, I’ve longbeen on the lookout for a book I could recommend to patients who were ready toget off the dieting treadmill and really do the internal work necessary inorder to achieve a new relationship with nutritional healing, food, cravings, andtheir bodies permanently. Look no further, Women, Food & Desire is thatbook. (Dr. Mark Hyman)
About the Author
Alexandra Jamieson has been featured on Oprah, CNN, MSNBC, MindBodyGreen.com, Dr. Oz’s Share.com, and scores of other television, radio, and web programs. She travels around the country speaking at conferences and colleges spreading the message about the wisdom of cravings and coaches thousands of people via her webinars, retreats, and one-on-one programs. You can find Alex on Facebook and on her website, AlexandraJamieson.com. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her son and partner.
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Men will also learn to see the subject of food more clearly from a woman's perspective, and learn how loaded the question "what shall we have for dinner" can be—and how attached it is to her self-worth and sexuality. If you want to help the women in your life to feel healthy, happy, and fulfilled this book is essential.
“I want a meatball and a man” and “Self-trust, which is the ability to tune into and honor one’s deepest desires, is something that terrifies a lot of women” captures her raw, real and honest approach to our cravings.
She makes talking about a topic that everyone deals with, our eating habits, fun and thoughtful. She effortlessly weaves in science, personal stories and anecdotes from her clients in a way that makes the reader feel like you are on a weekend retreat with her and her wisdom. The book also helped me re-think my craving fixes. Is that what I really want? What do I really want in this moment and how can I be more innovative with it rather than default to a habit that doesn’t serve me?
This is a book everyone needs as a reminder that we all have the power to manage our own relationship to food. Diets don’t work and that's because you are following someone else's rules. Alex helps the reader see that we have the power inside of us to create the relationship to food we want.